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High profile inmates transferred to Boosa prison

A number of prisoners sentenced to death or sentenced for life have been transferred to the Boosa prison. Prisons Department said 134 inmates were transferred from Welikada and Mahara prisons to Boosa yesterday(May 25). The transfer was made following the decision to keep underworld criminals and drug smugglers separate from other prisoners, under extremely strict security at the Boosa prison. According to...

53 hospitalized following wasp attack

Fifty-three people were hospitalised following a wasp attack during a 'Shramadana' campaign at the President's College in Minuwangoda today. One child and a number of parents were among those hospitalised in the attack. They were admitted to the Gampaha and Minuwangoda Hospitals.

Sumo wrestlers meet match in larger-than-life Trump

The big men of Japanese sumo met their match Sunday in the form of an even bigger star: Donald Trump. Trump was the first US president to attend a tournament in sumo's hallowed Ryogoku Kokugikan arena and when he entered, the crowd of more than 10,000 cheered and whistled. The president, on a feel-good visit to Japan that peaks Monday when...

Two complaints against Hisbulla and Rishad submitted to CID

Two complaints against the Eastern Province Governor A.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), stated the Police Media Spokesperson.

Public urged to come forward if any complaints against Kurunegala doctor

The public is urged to come forward with any complaints of Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi having carried out illegal sterilization, stated the Police. Accordingly, if there are complaints against the relevant doctor performing illegal sterilization the public can submit them to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Sri Lanka detain nearly 100 in anti-Islamist swoops

Sri Lanka's military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said Sunday. Some 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities that began on Thursday, a military official said. In the...

Two SL Peacekeepers among those honoured by UN

Captain Hamangoda Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrame and Corporal Sakralage Samantha Wijekumara of the Sri Lanka Army, who both lost their lives in 2018 while serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), were among the fallen peacekeepers to be posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold Medal, the UN said. UN Headquarters observed the International Day of United Nations...

Four arrested for stealing metal floor sheets on southern highway

Four individuals have been arrested for stealing metal floor sheets fixed at the Weeraketiya area on the Southern Expressway. Weeraketiya police had commenced investigations on the matter upon a tip-off received by them on the 24th May. The arrestees are of the ages 25, 30, 31 and 38 years.  They had stolen metal floor sheets worth over Rs 1.6 million off...

ISIS boat reportedly sets off from SL, Kerala Coast on high alert

The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats carrying 15 ISIS terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands, police said Saturday, the NDTV reported. According to highly places sources in the police department, the coastal police stations and coastal district police chiefs have been alerted. "Such alerts are usual practice but...

Three nabbed over Darga Town WhatsApp Group

Three persons including a creator of a WhatsApp Group called 'Darga Town Breaking News' arrested in Darga Town, Aluthgama yesterday on charges of inciting communal hatred trough social media by the Aluthgama Police. The suspects are aged between 20 and 23. The Aluthgama Police said that investigations had revealed that around 100 members had being on the said WhatsApp group and...